This list, maintained by the MLRC Institute, lists incidences in the United States in which online speech is threatened, whether through libel suits, criminal investigations, or other means. If you know of something we missed, please let us know. For more details on this list, see “Notes and Sources” below.
Stepanov v. Journalism Development Network
Stepanov v. Journalism Development Network (June 12, 2013)
Md. Cir.: Court Dismisses Libel Claim Over Money Laundering Articles
court held that a series of articles about international money
laundering schemes were not defamatory of plaintiffs, a former Russian
diplomat and an offshore corporate registration company. Taken as a
whole, the articles could not reasonably be read to infer that
plaintiffs knowingly engaged in criminal activity.